Most of us like to think we are open minded, independent, free thinkers, who do our best to discern what we believe to be true or false.
The truth is, we can only evaluate something to be true based on what we have been taught or experienced. Even then, we have no idea whether or not what we have been taught, seen, or heard is true without some kind of absolute standard of truth to test it against.
However, if I have a source of truth that I use as my filter to test what is true, what happens when just one thing from that source is brought into question, ignored, or believed to be wrong? The whole source becomes suspect and I begin being swayed from one belief to another. This is satan’s strategy against Christians and GOD’s Word, the Bible.
The father of lies has been busy spreading deception about GOD’s Word, believers, history, and has spawned many false religions resulting in massive confusion. Many Christians today are Biblically illiterate and have no idea if what they are being told is a lie, distortion, or GOD’s Word taken out of context. Not only did GOD say “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” through the prophet Hosea, but the Apostle Paul told us that at the time of the arrival of the anti-christ, false prophet, and their false miracles and signs, God would send a strong delusion where those who refused to believe the truth would believe the delusion and be condemned. So I’ll ask, how can I tell a counterfeit if I don’t know what the real thing is? How would I recognize what a counterfeit twenty dollar bill looked like if I’d never seen a real twenty dollar bill?
The bridge ahead is washed out on the huge multi-lane “all paths lead to heaven” deception expressway taking billions of people to an eternal abyss. There are more lanes than the eye can see and the vehicles are all hurtling toward the end with their occupants believing many different things about when the road will end and what will be there when they arrive.
All along the expressway there are signs warning all vehicles that the bridge ahead is washed out and that each has the option to take the Narrow road exit. The Narrow road is the only road that has a repaired bridge that will take them to the eternal destination of their dreams including eternal life. Many however, are not paying attention to the signs and either hate the signs, refuse to believe the signs, or have been told that the signs are old, outdated, and not relevant anymore. So what is the truth?
The one and only bridge to GOD the Father is through Jesus Christ and His payment for our sin debt;
Mat 7:13 Go in through the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many are the ones entering in through it.
Mat 7:14 For narrow is the gate, and constricted is the way that leads away into life, and few are the ones finding it.
Joh 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
But doesn’t the religion of Islam believe in the same Jesus and the same GOD? Absolutely not!
The following inscriptions on the Muslim Dome of the Rock are just a few examples of what Muslims believe;
“The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only a Messenger of God,…”
“It befitteth not (the Majesty of) God that He should take unto Himself a son.”
So what does GOD’s Word the Bible say about Jesus and those who deny He is the Son of GOD?
1Jn 2:22 Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son.
1Jn 2:23 No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.
There are so many deceptions being promoted not only through the secular world and false religions, but also through the pulpit of many churches. In the same way counterfeit money is identified, deceptions can only be recognized by studying the original, the Bible. As a Christian, the last thing any of us want to hear from our Lord and Savior when He returns is;
Mat 7:22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’
Mat 7:23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
So what are some of the red flags of concern Christians should look for regarding deceptions being taught in a church?
- Forgiveness only is preached and not repentance (turning away from sin). GOD is a loving GOD and He wishes for all come to repentance for their sins and be saved but all need to repent…
- Luk 24:47 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
- Sinful behavior or lifestyles are justified and even condoned by twisting scripture to fit a humanitarian world view…
- 2Ti 4:3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions,
- Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.
- Rom 1:19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.
- Rom 1:20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
- Rom 1:21 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
- Rom 1:22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools,
- Rom 1:23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
- Rom 1:24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves,
- Rom 1:25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
- Rom 1:26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature;
- Rom 1:27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
- Rom 1:28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.
- Rom 1:29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips,
- Rom 1:30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents,
- Rom 1:31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless.
- Rom 1:32 Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.
- Inward focused with no heart for evangelism and bringing others to Christ…
- Mat_5:13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.
- Mar_16:15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.
- Overly concerned with appearance and image (a country club of saints)…
- Rev 3:15 “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot!
- Rev 3:16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.
- Rev 3:17 For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.
- Gal 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
- Gal 5:26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
- Overly concerned with the things of this world and avoids teaching or discussion regarding the soon return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…
- 1Jn 2:15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
- 1Jn 2:16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.
- Rev 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
- Ecumenism at any cost – The compromising of essential Biblical doctrine to establish common ground with other denominations or religions in an attempt to further a false peace…
- 2Co 6:14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
- 2Co 6:15 What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?
- 2Co 6:16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
- Teaches that the keeping of non-Biblical man made religious rituals, or following parts of the Mosaic law, are necessary to obtain or keep salvation…
- Eph 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
- Eph 2:9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
- Mat 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
- 2Co_9:7 Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
- Col 2:16 Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath.
- Col 2:17 These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.
Satan and his minions are very hard at work to deceive as many as possible desiring to destroy GOD’s plan and take as many as he can to destruction with him. He knows his time is short and he has pulled out all the stops;
Rev 12:12 Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!”
Joh 10:9 I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.
Joh 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.
Joh 10:11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
Many are now trusting in science hoping that through it this earth and all of it’s ever increasing problems will be fixed. The truth is since the fall of Adam and Eve, and the curses pronounced by GOD at that time, the earth and human DNA have been deteriorating and essentially wearing out. To make matters worse, the earth is beginning to reel and groan from the increase in sin and evil. Many global leaders know something is coming and they have been preparing for catastrophic events by building massive underground cities for themselves. This however, will not save them;
Isa_51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look at the earth beneath; for the heavens vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment, and they who dwell in it will die in like manner; but my salvation will be forever, and my righteousness will never be dismayed.
Rev 6:12 When he opened the sixth seal, I looked, and behold, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth, the full moon became like blood,
Rev 6:13 and the stars of the sky fell to the earth as the fig tree sheds its winter fruit when shaken by a gale.
Rev 6:14 The sky vanished like a scroll that is being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.
Rev 6:15 Then the kings of the earth and the great ones and the generals and the rich and the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains,
Rev 6:16 calling to the mountains and rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who is seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb,
Rev 6:17 for the great day of their wrath has come, and who can stand?”
So what are the deceptions to watch for that are being pushed by the global elite which will set up the revealing of the false savior (anti-christ) and the false prophet? (The parallels to Nazi Germany are astounding)
- A New World Order (Global government) is needed to save humanity, (Includes digital currency and implementation of the mark of the beast for identification).
- Environmental sustainability is needed and being pushed through UN Agenda 21 (Yes, the U.S has signed on)
- Includes moving all people to population centers and removes individual land rights
- A global one world religion is needed to stop conflict and bring all faiths together (Watch for the terms ecumenism, interfaith dialog, and World Council of Churches)
- Further down the road the anti-christ will declare himself to be god and the false prophet will demand that all worship the anti-christ.
- The global population needs to be drastically reduced
- Health Care rationing is needed to control cost and determination of worthiness will be accomplished through a panel that makes a judgment call on our contribution to society (Nazi Eugenics repackaged)
- Destruction of the Biblical family to accomplish state control over you and your family (Promotion of alternate lifestyles, pre-marital sex, removal of parental authority)
There was a recent article in the UK publication Mirror titled “Mysterious metal globe ‘may be proof aliens are watching us and created life on Earth”. Contained in the article was “Scientists believe it could contain genetic material used to propagate alien life on Earth”. This idea that aliens “seeded the earth” in the past to create life here is not new and is now becoming more main stream. Researchers such as Tom Horn and Chris Putnam have extensively investigated the Vatican’s activity in astronomy, the occult, and alien research, and believe the Vatican may be preparing a statement to be given very soon regarding alien disclosure.
This brings us to the most important question of all. How strong will your understanding and faith be in GOD’s written Word when GOD sends the strong delusion? What if the Pope and global leaders were to tell you that aliens are real and they started life on this planet? What if they appear to have proof and alien ships were to appear in the sky?
Mat 24:24 For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
Mat 24:25 See, I have told you beforehand.
Mat 24:26 So, if they say to you, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. If they say, ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it.
Mat 24:27 For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
2Th 2:9 The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders,
2Th 2:10 and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.
2Th 2:11 Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false,
2Th 2:12 in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
Have you taken the Narrow road exit?